This Event is ONLY for Members of HKIQEP and/or Institutional Partners
To enhance knowledge on advanced background air quality monitoring in Hong Kong
Date: 22 June, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Cape D’Aguilar Rd, Shek O
HKIQEP CPD (Learning): 2 Units
Group Size: 35
- Standard: $100
- Early bird: $80 (on or before 14 June 2019)
* fee includes transportation and lunch meal
Meeting Time & Point: 8:30am, Chai Wan MTR Station
Lunch: 12:15 pm – 13:30 pm (at Chai Wan)
Important points to note:
- Visitors are advised to bring sufficient drinking water as there is no portable water inside the station or nearby. Sun block, hat and insect repellent may also be useful during the visit.
- To avoid interference to the monitoring equipment, please do not use scented products such as hair sprays or perfumes.
The air quality monitoring network in Hong Kong operated by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) comprises 16 fixed monitoring stations to meet the following objectives:
- To understand air pollution problems in order that cost-effective policies and solutions can be developed;
- To assess to what extent the standards and targets are being achieved or violated;
- To assist the assessment of public’s exposure to air pollution;
- To provide public information on current and forecast air quality.
The network is designed and operated to meet the highest international standards. It is certified by the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) and has gained high regard from experts of overseas and the United Nations’ Environmental Programme.
In 2017, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) had set up a supersite at Cape D’Aguilar to use advance equipment to collect data for scientific study and better understanding of the formation of regional pollution including O3 and fine suspended particulates, and help devise policy to tackle the pollution problems.